Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/03/2018

Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Open-Source Tools Could Help Agencies Gain Actionable Intelligence From Data

Shaun Bierweiler, president of Hortonworks’ federal business, told Emergency Management in an interview published Wednesday that developers have come up with enterprise open source tools such as Hadoop and Apache NiFi designed to process and generate actionable intelligence from data…
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Pegasystems to Help FBI Implement Business Process Mgmt Software; Doug Averill Comments

Pegasystems has received a subscription contract from the FBI to provide software applications for bureau personnel to automate processes and manage workflows. The company said Tuesday it will help FBI’s business process management unit deploy financial, human resources and security tools as part of a digital transformation effort…
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Brad Smith: Microsoft Seeks US Military Tech Collaboration

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, said at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the company aims to offer full technology access to the U.S. military, Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Smith added the technology firm wants to quell concerns by industry employees regarding the use of artificial intelligence in military activities…
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Four Small Businesses Win Spots on $72M Army Armament R&D Center IT Support Contract

The U.S. Army has selected four small businesses to provide information technology services to the branch’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center under a potential five-year, $72M contract…
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IARPA Releases Smartphone Cooling System RFI

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a request for information on potential form factor approaches to develop portable electronic cooling systems for mobile devices such as a smartphone…
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DHS to Host Industry Day on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Tech for Data Verification Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate will host an industry day on Dec. 11 to discuss partnership opportunities with technology startups to counter fake documentation…
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Vertex Aerospace Wins $97M Contract to Help Manage Air Force T-1A Trainer Fleet

Vertex Aerospace has won a one-year, $97.5M contract from the U.S. Air Force to manage and sustain the base supply of T-1A Jayhawk trainers for the Air Education and Training Command. The company will support 178 T-1As stationed at air bases in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi as well as at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida through Nov…
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Carroll Publishing Offers Govt Directory Access Through API

Carroll Publishing has released an application programming interface designed to help developers gain access to a database of government data such as contact details and organizational charts, GovTech reported Friday…
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Raytheon Gets Follow-On USAF Contract for Anti-Radiation Missile Targeting System Support

Raytheon has received an $18.7M follow-on contract from U.S. Air Force to provide logistics support for a targeting system used to counter sophisticated radar threats. The company will perform depot repair and sustaining engineering work on the High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile targeting system, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Air Force Research Lab Seeks Contractor for Distributive Sensing R&D Project

The Air Force Research Laboratory seeks a contractor to support research and development of cyber and electronic warfare technologies for integration with assets for cyber-kinetic combat effects and multidomain operations…
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AAR Secures US Marshals Service Aircraft Support Contract

AAR has received a five-year, $51M contract from the U.S. Marshals Service to maintain and provide logistics support for Boeing 737 planes the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System operates…
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Lockheed Invests in Orlando Advanced Manufacturing Training Program

Lockheed Martin has provided three-year, $300K grant to support the establishment of a second advanced manufacturing training center at Valencia College in Orlando. The company said Friday it made the investment as part of efforts to help grow the city’s pipeline of high-technology professionals…
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Navy Seeks Industry Input to Build Amphibious Surf-Capable Vehicle

The U.S. Navy is seeking sources for the development of an amphibious surf-capable vehicle to address a potential requirement of the Naval Facilities Engineering Center’s Expeditionary Program Office…
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